I've found that desserts masquerading as other desserts rarely come out well, especially when the dessert that is being imitated or riffed on is one as classic as Boston Cream Pie. But I ate them anyway, to find out if these new cookies would fall in the trap.
'milanos' on Serious Eats
It's too bad that these Peppermint Milano Slices are only a holiday tease, because they're some of my favorite Milanos to date.
Growing up, you probably ate Milanos, Chessmen, and even a Geneva or two. But if you've ever wondered just how many Pepperidge Farm cookies there are, read on. We taste tested the entire line.
About a year ago, we let you know about the first of a new line of Milano cookies: the Milano Melts. Pepperidge Farm has recently expanded the line to include a Mint Chocolate Crème cookie and, being fans enough of the original, we picked up a box to find out how the new addition tastes.
Santa and Milanos have equally substantiated merits. Santa supposedly rewards children for their behavior and Milanos ostensibly taste good. Both claims remain scientifically impossible to prove, but even so, people continue to believe in them because both point to something beautiful.
Milanos have always seemed somehow more adult than other grocery store cookies. Now the Pepperidge Farm folks have made Milano Melts, a gooey version of the classic. When you bite into the cookie, chocolate oozes out (and threatens to get all over your lips and chin.) It's somewhere between ganache and cake frosting.